Trumpet Flower Fairy

As I was out in the garden watering this morning I saw that my Trumpet Flowers were still open. They open up at night time and they are often closed by the time I'm out watering. But it was quite cool over night so they must have been responding to the cooler weather. So I decided to snap a few photos while I was out there.

I took these pics with my iPhone. The pics are always better on my digital camera, but I thought these came out pretty well. I got as close as I could to these flowers, which are quite large.

Trumpet Flower in Bloom

There is something really beautiful about trumpet flowers. I love how the petals curl up at the ends.

Trumpet Flower Close Up

Every once in awhile it's nice to see a black and white photo too.

Trumpet Flower BW Art Chick Studio

For this one I think I spy a friendly little fairy visitor enjoying the trumpet flowers as well. ;)

Trumpet Flower Believe

Destiny Fairy Mixed Media

With so much to do before the start of my first week of my return to teaching upon me, I'm surprised I let myself spend the day in my studio yesterday. But I really felt the need to get in there and be creative. I wasn't sure what I was going to create (I seldom am), but I ended up creating this Destiny Fairy in mixed media painting.

Destiny Fairy Mixed Media Girl

I used a combination of acrylics, Neocolor II crayons, and colored pencils. And the stars were stenciled on. I found the quote online, and it seems to be attributed to Shakespeare. I liked it so I added it to my painting. And hey, I didn't do pink hair this time. LOL. She seemed to need blue hair for a change. 

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny, but in ourselves.

Hey Girl Male Figure Drawing

Just created this Hey, Girl meme. I couldn't help myself.

Hey Girl Male Figure Drawing Meme


One of the things I love best about summer (since I don't like the heat--or the fact that my A/C has been on for a month and a half!) is the beautiful flowers I see all the time. I saw this beautiful sunflower outside of a restaurant recently.

Sunnyflower by Art Chick Studio

You have to find the beauty in the little things all around you every day. Am I right?!

Simple Beauty Sunnyflower Art Chick Studio

Hope you find some beauty in your day too.

Sparkle and Shine Digital Art

I'm supposed to be doing prep work for my new Title 1 Reading teaching job that starts in a couple of weeks. But I needed a little bit of a creative break, and since I don't have time to go into my studio all day, I thought I'd create some digital art instead. So this is what I created.

Don't Be Afraid to Sparkle and Shine Digital Art

Maude Fealy was my muse once again for this creation. She was so lovely and I always sense a bit of sparkle and shine about her anyway. So this seemed perfect.

Now I'd better get back to work!